landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
- Member for
- 6 years 33 weeks
- View recent blog entries
- A totally nutty track record of development of pass defense efficiency stretching back years;
- Hot pursuit by multiple other college programs and professional franchises over the past year; and
- Actual, legitimate consideration for the DC vacancy prior to the hiring of Don Brown.
- Godin (but why not Hurst?)
|1 week 4 days ago||It's how it will eventually||
It's how it will eventually unfold.
Public opinion is turning against the prohibition on player compensation. In a world where college sports is as big as it presently is, it's tough to defend an artificial restraint on trade.
Eventually, a coach will speak out against this. It's no skin off his nose, especially to the extent that he can benefit from a few years of not being part of the camp that doesn't pay players and getting the top talent. In fifty years, there will be a statute of that coach no matter how bad his teams were or how slimy his previous reputation was.
Did you know, for example, that in the early forties there was a debate about whether it was unethical to provide college football players with scholarships? Do you know which coaches were for it? Do you know which were against it?
I also assert that he has no other choice. He's a dead man walking unless this works. So yes, it's exactly what I'd recommend for him.
|1 week 4 days ago||This is the political move. I||
This is the political move.
I think, if you're Freeze, you know you're fucked unless you do something. So I think he needs to take a risky gamble like this to blow the whole thing up. Were I him, I'd say something like:
"Okay. You know what, we did it. We paid a kid's light bill. I knew it was against the rules and we did it anyway, because the rule's aren't moral and we're trying to do what's right. Everyone else does this too, by the way, but they're all throwing stones at me in an attempt to take down a emerging program. We did this, I knew about it, we'll keep doing this, and that's a promise."
Regardless of whether any of those words are true or genuine, it completely reframes the NCAA's investigation. He's been transformed from the bad guy to the good guy, and now the NCAA needs to decide whether to double down or ease off.
Ironically, he could emerge from this the "hero" of a new era in college football.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I absolutely love these.||
I absolutely love these. 10/10. For me, it strikes the perfect balance between tradition and modernity.
I know this is like arguing about religion, but I simply cannot fathom how much many Michigan fans oppose small changes to the uniform.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Good for Michigan, bad for||
Good for Michigan, bad for MSU and for the Big Ten as a basketball conference next year. Davis has creepy athleticism and elite length. Had he exploded into a 15/9 guy with 2 or 3 blocks per game next year I wouldn't have been surprised.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||It was, yes.||
It was, yes.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||We used to call potential||
We used to call potential invitees "no-adds" if they were unlikely to make a party better.
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||I sort of agree with this.||
I sort of agree with this. When you have three great years like Beilein did between 2012 and 2014, I think you make a substantial deposit into the "sports fan goodwill" account. But I also think that his teams underacheived spectacularly this year and the last, and there's no sugar coating the unmitigated disaster that was the 2016 recruiting class. Those are like withdrawals from that goodwill account. I agree with you that fans who are ready to pull the plug now are being unrealistic and unnecessarily harsh given teh entirety of his record. But I also feel that the account's funds are dwindling.
The question posed is whether a third straight season like 2015 and 2016 would put Beilien's job in jeopardy. I think that it would, and I don't think that's unreasonable at that point.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||Absent garbage time, extreme||
Absent garbage time, extreme fatigue, or (I hesitate to even speak the words) injury, I forsee Peppers playing every defensive snap this season. So the question really is whether you'd rather see Delano Hill or (OLB LINEBACKER HERE) on the field on 2nd down and short yardage.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||This surprised me. Good||
This surprised me. Good stats.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||What, if anything, can WE do||
What, if anything, can WE do to resume this content?
If the users are collectively able to sponsor the programming, can we get another season of MGoRadio?
To clarify my question, is this an issue with your relationship with UGP or is this not being able to use UGP as a sponsor? If the users could replace UGP's income stream through donations/kickstartering, could MGoRadio resume?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Not something I'd tweet, but||
Not something I'd tweet, but Jimmy doesn't use half measures.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Solid Verbal is, in my||
Solid Verbal is, in my opinion, the best podcast on the internet.
Ty is my favorite too, but Dan has grown on me because he doesn't take himself too seriously.
|13 weeks 12 hours ago||This is making neurons||
This is making neurons wayyyyy in the back of my brain connect, but I'm pretty sure either Lorenz or Webb mentioned Viney several months ago as an absolute dynamo of a recruiter. I think it was specifically mentioned in relation to the Caleb Kelley recruitment and it may have had something to do with having tremendous familiarity with the west coast in general and Fresno in particular.
If I'm right - and I'm pretty sure I am - that's a compelling piece of evidence that this guy is the real deal. At that time, he wasn't being considered with respect to a Michigan job at all.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Returning players is a very||
Returning players is a very predictive metric. But it should be done the way Connelly does it, not the way Steele does it. Connelly's takes account of actual production per player instead of just counting a guy, which is pretty useless because "starter" doesn't really indicate whether a player splits time 50/50 or plays every snap.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||You're right in that we can't||
You're right in that we can't be sure whether Zordich or Jackson is the "better" DB coach. But if you had to bet on which one was the superior coach, Jackson would be the safer bet. Points in his favor include:
Depending on who the replacement is, this could be a huge loss. I'd also be pretty pissed if I was Lavert Hill right now.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||A couple of people have said||
A couple of people have said this, but I can't escape the concusion that Wheatley absolutely must play OT. The roster won't allow otherwise, I don't think.
As for the remaining players, I think it's probably Johnson. Anytime Michigan wins a head-to-head recruiting showdown with FSU, the player at the center of that battle is going to get my vote.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Kamala Harris, bro||
Kamala Harris, bro
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Regardless of whether you||
Regardless of whether you were conservative or liberal, Scalia's legal ideologies probably shaped your life more directly than any other jurist of the last thirty years. I'm no textualist, but he was one of the sharpest legal minds in history.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||This is the "money graph" I||
This is the "money graph" I made in a similar post comparing OSU, Michigan, MSU, and PSU with respect to their recruiting classes. You can see that we recruit the top-end guys at the same weight as our peers. But the distance between us and Ohio State comes with respect to our 11-18th best recruits. The gap between Ahmir Mitchell (our tenth best recruit) and Brad Hawkins (our eleventh) is massive. But OSU trails off slowly with four-stars all the way down. Then the tail ends of our class are similarly rated.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Although this is a very||
Although this is a very common practice in FCS and D-II football, I have literally never heard of it occurring at the FBS level. I think it may not be possible.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I think the number needs to||
I think the number needs to be 100, but yes. There are few times where a fix for a problem is obvious, but this is one of those times.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||i love podcasts so fucking||
i love podcasts so fucking much
|15 weeks 3 days ago||THE PEOPLE. DEMAND. SIGNING||
THE PEOPLE. DEMAND. SIGNING DAY PODCAST!
(but seriously brian i love the podcasts so much. never stop doing themmmm)
|15 weeks 4 days ago||There is no way on God's||
There is no way on God's great green earth that Gary plays behind Charlton at SDE. In fact, I think Gary could push Charlton off the field in short yardage even at WDE.
I see it like this:
This, by the way, is exactly why I thought it was a good idea for Henry to leave. Henry would obviously have made our team better, but he would have ended up seeing his snaps cut in his senior year. That's a bad situation for him. Good luck in the draft, brother.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I love giving MSU shit as||
I love giving MSU shit as much as the next guy, but it takes guts to tell the top guy in your class that you may pull his offer because of his behavior. Lots of schools wouldn't do that.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Murphy. Murphy is an LT.||
Murphy. Murphy is an LT.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||All in the game. No hate for||
All in the game.
No hate for the kid. But this is not great for our class. We were already short on linemen.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||A kinder, gentler Brian.||
A kinder, gentler Brian.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Based on the reputable,||
Based on the reputable, non-homer recruiting people I like, there's a spectrum of recruiting shadiness that all teams fall on somewhere. We've been worrying about our place on that spectrum recently. But Ole Miss and Clemson sit firmly on one end of it.
I'm not worried, but I'd have preferred a visit to Alabama.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||He's from McKeesport...||
He's from McKeesport... Sound familiar? It probably will after tomorrow.